For over one hundred years, coal has been the most popular fossil fuel on the market and thousands of residential property owners have opted in favour of its high-quality fire output and affordability. With this said, every household is different which is why the team here at Pearson Fuels are proud to offer our clients a variety of choice such as smokeless anthracite and imported firewood. Read on as we go over everything there is to know about the popularity of kiln dried logs…
Are kiln dried logs cost effective?
The cost of kiln dried logs is determined by the moisture content, the number of logs that are being purchased, the type of wood that has been kiln dried and whether or not they have been sourced sustainably. After all, there are a variety of different options for homeowners to choose from in order to ensure that their budget is met appropriately. Luckily, kiln dried logs are popular due to their affordability and availability.
Why is a kiln used to dry the firewood?
Kiln drying is a standard practice in many wood-production mills and it is used in order to reduce the moisture level down to a suitable range so that the finished product is able to burn as efficiently as possible. A kiln is a type of oven that offers an alternative method to air-drying firewood and can be heated to high temperatures to allow the water to be removed without affecting the logs themselves. After all, burning firewood with high moisture levels can be very damaging.
Do kiln dried logs burn efficiently?
Since kiln dried logs are subjected to very high temperatures in order to remove as much water from the wood as possible, they often have an impressively low moisture content of less than 20%. This means that the fire output generated from burning the fuel is incredibly efficient because the lack of moisture allows the logs to burn hotter and longer than any other alternative on the market.
Here at Pearson Fuels, we know how important the moisture content of firewood is as a rating of more than 20% can result in a low-quality and inefficient burn output. Kiln dried logs are subjected to temperatures between 48°C and 87°C in a kiln in order to remove as much water as possible from the firewood before it is sold. To find out more information, get in contact with the best coal merchants on the market and ask a member of the team about our firewood selection today!